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Just Add Ink 184

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What a lovely day it was yesterday! I had a nice ride into Manhattan, I did keep the top up, it was a little chilly in the morning. I went to see my friends and wandered around for a bit. Around 12:00 I headed back up town and met my friend Kim for brunch at the diner. I had a cheese omelet with baked beans, sort of an English breakfast. After, we went and sat in the park for a bit and I took a little nap. LOL! Napping in the park, what has become of me?! I did have the top down on the way home and it was bliss! When I got home I crafted for a while and then Taylor and I went to Panera for dinner. I had a free birthday treat so I got one of the red velvet cupcakes and it was delish! This morning I have to stop by the Hilton to make sure that they set up the table at the event correctly for work. FUN!

Before I get to today’s post I have some new product news! Stampin’ Up! has released a new card kit called Everyday Occasions. It contains enough card stock, envelopes and embellishments to make 20 cards. You can make birthday, thank you, congratulations, love and for you cards all you need to supply is adhesive and scissors! How great is that?!?! It also includes 7 clear mount stamps, a block and two Stampin’ Spots. The entire kit is only $29.95. You can see an overview of the kit below and click here for a PDF with more details and samples!


I was looking at the Just Add Ink challenge for this week and I saw that it asked for bows. Coincidentally I had just made a card for a friend Friday night that just happened to have a bow! Score! The base of the card is one of the cards from the Note Card & Envelopes Set. I stamped the greeting from the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set in Elegant Eggplant right on the card front. A piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch makes a good anchor for the feathers that I cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. The Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry card stock is scored with the Simply Scored and folded. A little snipping with my Paper Snips and unfolded they look like feathers. A Regals Designer Button with Some Linen Thread is adhered with some Mini Glue Dots on top and holds it all to the glimmer paper. A simple but fun card that would work for many different occasions with a quick change of the greeting. Thank you for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. I hope you had a great day yesterday and it continues on today! 🙂

JAI 184

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer

Ink: Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Lots of Thanks Clear Mount

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Punch: 1 3/8″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips and Mini Glue Dots

Lots of Thanks CM

Ovals Collection Framelits

Champagne Glimmer Paper

Regals Designer Buttons

Linen Thread

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18 responses »

  1. Love your feathers, Justin. Great card.

  2. What a fun colour combo, and awesome bow, Justin! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. 🙂

  3. I love clean and simple cards and this one certainly is inspiring. I never would have thought to make feathers the way you did Justin. Absolutely marvelous. Glad you enjoyed being in Manhattan for your special day.

    • Thank you so much Grace! I do like CAS too sometimes. The feathers a fun and easy and I am a little obsessed with them lately! I always love a trip to Manhattan, especially when the weather is nice! Have a good day! 🙂

  4. Don’t you love it when you happen to have the perfect card already made for a challenge? Yay! Love your feathers. I’ll have to try making them one of these days.

  5. Great CAS card. Will have to try to tip for the feathers. They look great! Enjoy your Sunday. Monday will come soon, too soon, enough.

  6. Isabella Hutchinson

    Helloooo!!! Is that MY card you posted today?! Bettina is all inspired to do some cards today….I have been drooling over all the pretty colors but have not had a chance to craft yet. Maybe after going to the movies this afternoon. Xoxo

    Sent from Isabella’s iPad mini.


  7. I love coincidents especially when it comes to challenges, lol! Love the simplicity and colours on this card Justin. Your bow is delish ♥
    Thanks for playing at JAI this week!

  8. Love your clean and simplistic style on this one Justin, your feathers really pop and that twine bow is the perfect finishing touch. Perfect challenge timing too…:0) Thanks for joining in at JAI.

  9. Hi Justin! 🙂 I always love hearing about your travels, it sounds so dreamy to be travelling around Manhattan!
    Those leaves are awesome.The bow and button just sets it off!
    Louise – JAI xx

    • Hello Louise!

      I’m glad that you enjoy hearing about my little adventures! One day you should come on one! 🙂

      Have a great week! 🙂

      XO Justin


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